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limbaugh. >> now, there are people that don't like it, even on the republican side because it has tax increases in it, some say tax increases on the rich. leaves some of obama's tax increases in it. heritage foundation has done deep analysis of this. one of their problems with the ryan budget is, and they do have problems with it, is that hefty tax increases of obama's are maintained. they're kept in it. they're not done away with. >> paul ryan's budget leaves in the increase in top income tax rate that president obama achieved in january, the conservative blog red state noted the ryan budget leaves in 1 trillion in tax revenue in president obama's health care reform bill, including taxes on tanning salons and high value health care plans, which provoked erick erickson to question whether house republicans should even vote for it. since paul ryan's budget keeps the obama care tax revenue stream, isn't voting for his budget a violation of the repeal pledge? and in an interview with cnbc, paul ryan could not continue to pretend his budget choices had any attachment to reality. >> in ter
's the old washington fiscal game of janga. you try to build as much debt as you can take, as much taxes you can take until you topple the entire economy. this is the challenge that this week will have. this week republicans will have a budget that balances in ten years. the democrats' budget never balances. no household can run that way. >> let me challenge you on this point, because here is paul ryan this week, and he laid out very clearly what he thought the job was. let me play that. >> we think we owe the country a balanced budget. we think we owe the country solutions to the big problems that are plaguing our nation -- a debt crisis on the horizon, a slow-growing economy. people trapped in poverty. we're showing our answers. >> right, but the answers rely on $700 billion in savings from interest. most of the deficit reduction comes from repealing the president's health care reform, which nobody thinks is going to happen. so how seriously should this be viewed as a roadmap for a balanced budget? >> it should be very serious, because budgets -- >> you're not going to repeal obama care. >
of dollars of emergency crash and creditors impose onetime tax of 3% on all bank deposits under $130,000. >> going deep here. >> the tax could be closer to 10% on people who have over $640,000 in the bank. that's according to the "the wall street journal" this morning. people stood in long lines over the weekend to withdraw money before the policy went into effect and now russian president vladimir putin is calling the move, quote, unfair, unprofessional and dangerous. russian citizens make up the majority of billions of euros held in cypress bank. this is important. >> cypress. >> who cares about cyprus? >> come on, cyprus. are you telling me if somebody sneezes in cyprus we get a cold than on the nasdaq? >> tell us why. >> we have a cold on the nasdaq. the nasdaq is going down today. not too many people care about cyprus but a way the europeans have screwed up the bailout by getting the people to pay a part of the cost. you could have a run on the bank and europeans say why do i have my money in this bank? might be a tax on me next. it shows that europe is still a mess, that they h
bob corker of tennessee says he could envision raising tax revenue if democrats embrace big changes to medicare and social security. corker's position on sunday puts him at odds with other members of his party including house speaker john boehner who's ruling out the prospect of any new taxes. >> i think there by the way is a chance on a deal. i know the president is saying the right things and we have an opportunity over the next four to five months. i think republicans, if they saw true entitlement reform, would be glad to look at tax reform that generates additional revenues and that doesn't mean increasing rates, that means closing loopholes. it also means arranging our tax system so that we have economic growth. >> i don't know whether we can come to a big agreement. if we do, it will be between the two parties on capitol hill. the president got his tax hikes on january the 1st. the talk about raising revenue is over. it's time to deal with the spending problem. >> the speaker went on to say he agrees with president obama that the country does not face an immediate debt crisis.
to have this grand bargain. we go to war, we don't pay. we do big pharma, we don't pay. tax cuts, we don't figure what it's going to do to the economy, but you, you might have to pay for it. there is one senator prepared to filibuster to protect social security, medicare and medicaid. senator bernie sanders will join me in a moment, but president obama, he went to capitol hill today for a closed door meet wg the democrats. senate budget chairwoman patty murray, she revealed a plan with new revenue and spending cuts. nearly $1 trillion over the next ten years. president obama will meet with both parties on capitol hill. meanwhile, chairman paul ryan unveiled his budget plan and listen to how ryan describes republican priorities. >> the most important question isn't how we balance the budget, but why. a budget is a means to an end. an end is the well being of the american people. >> the most important question is how we balance the budget and making sure it's not on the backs of working americans. congressman ryan also made an unfortunate slip. >> this to us is something we're not going to
on spending and taxes. so far, the game is not going very well. >> is the grand bargain dead? >> i don't know whether we can come to a big agreement. the president believes that we have to have more taxes from the american people. we're not going to get very far. >> the president has sounded equally pessimistic about bridging the divide. >> it may be that the differences are just too wide. if their position is we can't do any revenue, or we can only do revenue if we gut medicare or gut social security or gut medicaid, if that's the position, then we're probably not going to be able to get a deal. >> while there's not much agreement there are plenty of ideas. washington is awash in budgets. no less than six plans are currently circulating on the hill. there is the plan from senate democrats, or the murray plan. it includes a one-to-one ratio of spending cuts and tax increaseses, as well as short-term stimulus. then there's the house democrats' budget, which pushes for $200 billion more in revenue than the plan proposed by their party members in the upper chamber and there is a congressional pr
if they are unwilling to come up with or agree to anything related to closing some tax loopholes and i would think that 98% of americans realize and understand that we have protected spots in our tax code for rich folk who have airplanes and yachts and it's just mind boggling that people can't say, yeah, we can close those loopholes. we don't want those people taking advantage of the tax code so they can keep millions of their dollars when poor people are paying a disproportionate amount. so david throw said things don't change, we do. there's going to have to be some changes going on with individuals and their philosophies if we're going to bring this nation around to propelling this growth or we're going to fall down again because they are not going to move. >> when you look at the fact that speaker boehner wrote and this is an op-ed that says, obama's outreach is nice but where's the leadership? if we're going to find bipartisan solutions, the president will have to move beyond the same proposals as democrat democratic dogma. aren't they saying, there can be an agreement as long as everybody ag
from tax reform. it also sets aside $100 billion in stimulus spending on infrastructu infrastructure. how does it tack up to the budget proposed yet by paul ryan? here is a side-by-side comparison. the savings are more than double those in murray's plan. how has the numbers wizard able to find so much more extra fat to trim from the federal budget? he is cutting to the bone. more than $700 billion would be caved out of medicaid and nearly a try won would be chopped from programs including food stamps and pell grants. the defense would see zero in cuts in an enter view that aired this morning -- >> we're not going to balance the budget in ten years, because if you look at what paul ryan does to balance the budget, it means that you have to voucherize medicare, you have to slash deeply into programs like medicaid. >> but even those cuts alone don't make paul ryan's numbers add up. it only achieves balance through a full repeat of obama care, which it's worth noting is already law of the land upheld by supreme court and being enacted in 27 states. this gimmickry represents a stunning th
if republicans agreed to new tax increases. we have heard this before. however, the white house put a positive smpin on the meeting calling it a good substantive exchange and called it a good conversation. the president admitted more with abc news there is more to be done. >> ultimately it may be that the differences are just too wide. if their position is we can't do any revenue or we can only do revenue if we gut medicare or gut social security or medicaid. if that is the position we probably will not be able to get a deal. >> if your piece up on politico read conflicting reports, some say it was more of the same from the president and others say it was a step in the right direction for him to come up to the hill and visit bus. anything come out of this meeting yesterday and the ones that will follow today and the rest of the week? >> i would just replay that clip over and over and over again and that tells you everything you need to know about the next year. the president wants tax increases and he does not want to do a bill with big changes in entitlement reforms. republicans don't want ta
of the party right now is that it is anti-tax and once big cuts in the size of government. and that has not changed. and through the whole budget wars we've been seeing, the sequester, i think this came up the last time i was here. the economic conservatives, the low tax, small government conservatives have established their supremacy. they have beaten out the national security hawks who didn't want to see cuts to defense. i think this is an example where they're beating the social conservatives who aren't ready for a shift in gay marriage. opposition within the party to gay marriage is substantial and they don't want a more liberalized immigration policy. so the one thing that is still here is low taxes, including on the wealthy, and deep cuts to government. i think that is a fundamental problem for the party. it cause them problems with all kinds of groups. there is only so much you can do when you change the language as long as you hold on to the tax and spending cuts policies. >> you touched on immigration policy. i think lawmakers in washington on the republican side see it as esse
, workers who don't earn enough to pay taxes even. and so there was a lot of anger that got generated. and i think it also generated a lot of motivation. i know that our people got more mobilized as a result of that video. and i'm sure that others did. and i think that what scott did, and i think his strategy was flawless. i think what he did with no prompting by anybody but him thinking it through, he wanted those that couldn't afford the $50,000 dinner to be able to see the real mitt romney. and the others that got scott upset is that mitt romney was talking about himself being a job creator and then he saw what mitt romney was doing in china buying these factories at bain capital. and he saw that as a complete sort of contradiction of what mitt romney was trying to portray. i think in the sense that mitt romney helped the obama machinery show what romney really was about, i think it was if not a game changer darn near a game changer and i think america owes scott a big debt of thanks. >> well, he is a hero in my opinion and a lot of americans on social media are saying the same thing. it
and meaningful steps to reduce tensions. >> taxing more, borrowing more, and spending more is not a path to prosperity. >> republican budget is same baby with a new diaper. >> the republicans are just totally bamboozled. >> we do not have an immediate debt crisis. >> we do have an immediate problem. >> they think they got landslided and they didn't. >> more than half of our members have never dealt with the issue of immigration reform. >>> we start today with all eyes on one of the most volatile regions of the world. as the president prepares to fly to israel just a few short hours from now. and while the president and prime minister netanyahu already have a congested agenda, ranging from the arab spring, to the israeli/palestinian conflict, there was yet another disturbing development today in syria when both the rebels and forces loyal to president assad accused each other of firing chemical weapons that syrian state tv has said killed at least 25 people in the north of the country. the white house sounded a skeptical note but warned against any further escalation of violence. >> on th
's not going to happen. you talk about a trillion dollars of new taxes for patty murray that is unlikely to happen. where is that middle? >> it's going to take the president to forge and find the middle, which is why, again, i echo the points made at the beginning of the show and to mike's point about the weirdness of the town, there was a time when this was not weird. you come from one of the great states and one of the great leaders who helped create this environment, the great tip o'neill understood you had to work with both sides. >> and teddy kennedy. >> no doubt about it. the most productive leader was teddy kennedy in the senate and not only washington. it takes the president to unthaw this. he is going to probably take as many arrows as you said before from the democrats as he will republicans. there are democrats who are staunchly opposed to spinning discipline around entitlement. >> can i say it's actually nice? because this president really hasn't crossed his base a lot the past four years. it's nice for me to be able to say to republicans, who say i think legitimately say he
's good to refresh our memories on costly wars, big tax cuts, medicare part d. that was a six-hour vote and there were republicans chasing people around the walls of the house of representatives trying to get that last vote and of course, the crisis on wall street. by the way, as you know, they've regained all the money they lost on the principles of president obama. i know he has a heart of caring. we've got to restate this principle and you are right. it's our commitment. we're not letting go of medicare, medicaid and social security. medicaid is a premise of the affordable care act. >> even if it puts you at odds with the president? >> i'm an optimist and i truly believe the president has a real good heart and he's still willing to listen. we're against the changed cpi. but we're keeping the doors open. we want to hear what the president has to say and i always believe that he has an open mind and an open heart. but it's up to many of us. to keep the fight going. >> we are going to find out. no question about it. thanks for your time tonight. i appreciate it. >> thanks. >> and that i
, again, if the president wants to let our unwillingness to raise taxes get in the way, then we're not going to be able to set differences aside and focus on what we agree on. and my take away was that. >> frank and candid are always interesting diplomatic code words when year overseas. thiser boehner in today's "the washington post." for all of washington's focus on the president's outreach to republicans, it's his engagement with members of his own party n that will determine whether we succeed dealing with the challenges facing our economy. the fact is there are folks on both side of the aisle that talk a good game on the idea of reforming medicare or doing something about social security, nobody wants to own the plan. they want to agree to it reluctantly to a plan brought up by the other side because here's another fact. medicare and social security are universally popular and even in a republican primary getting caught messing around with social security without a reason is bad politics. so any time you hear this from either side, the other side needs to lead, translation
the ryan plan and murray plan, that would create a fast-track process that would allow big tax and entitlement package to happen but that will obama happen, chris, if both parties agree and, of course, that has just not happened so far. >> yeah. speaking of not agreeing, let me play for you what paul ryan had to say this morning on "morning joe". >> i don't think patty's budget gives a lot of room for that common ground but i think this is where the president can get engaged, which is we can find common ground on spending cuts towards getting our debt stabilized. >> shira, will the budget process lend itself to negotiating? >> i don't think the regular budget process lends itself on this scale. two sides are so far apart right now. that said, i'm not even sure the president is the right person to negotiate any kind of package right now. we'll see how his visit goes with house republicans today. i'd love to be a fly on that wall in that room to see how that goes. i don't know if he's in the right position to do it. i think it needs to come, if anywhere, from the senate side. the
cautious proposal, one to one ratio spending cuts and new tax revenue. with all the coverage focusing on these plans, what you wouldn't know a third proposal, one that constitute as much stronger weight to the winding conservatism of the ryan budget. that alternative is the budget proposed a congressional progressive caucus which would add $2 trillion in new spending to create jobs and pay for it by raising taxes on the wealthy and corporations. the entire discussion about budgeting has been anchored on the right by all the attention of the ryan budget has gotten. even though it is billed as the democratic alternative this is for. the murray budget is in some ways closer to the ryan plan when you take the progressive proposal into account. check this out. the ryan budget would cut nondefense discretion airin funding, education transportation, other social services, 16% over ten years. according to the citizens for tax justice. end -- other end of the spectrum, progressive caucus budget which would increase that spending by nearly 28%. you may expect that murray's center left democrati
way, both by smart cuts, by closing all of those tax loopholes for high-income people. by the way, mitt romney and paul ryan talked about during the campaign -- those tax breaks are all still there. by eliminating those tax breaks, we can take a balanced approach to reducing the long-term deficit. which is an issue. but you shouldn't sacrifice economic growth now, on the altar of deep cuts and an austerity philosophy. >> i want to bring the panel in because you know, the congressman talks about making smart cuts now. what's in it for democrats to do any grand bargaining at all. any savings that would be applied in cutting the budget, would not be applied to their priorities. it's not as if you're going to reduce government spending on x and spend it more on the poor, spend it more on things democrats care b. why are democrats arguing for a budget at all? >> you and i don't agree on this, joanne. i think long-term, as congressman van holland says, you have to create a sustainable budget path. with the baby boomers, retirement and all sorts of other huge coming costs, we need to hav
no income tax. my job is not to worry about those people. they should take personal responsibility. >> no turning point in the campaign was more important than the release of that tape. president obama opened up a seven point lead and mitt romney never got within striking distance, again according to nate silver. >> let's start with the most valuable player of the 2012 presidential campaign. my choice is, of course, the anonymous videogfer. that is scott prouty. he's 38 years old. he is from boston. massachusetts is romney's home state. he lives in florida. he was serving as a bartender the night of the romney fund-raiser. here is ed with the mvp of 2012. >> i grew up in a blue collar area of boston. nobody i know can pay, can afford to pay $50,000 for dinner. i felt an obligation for all the people who can't afford to be there, you shouldn't have to be able to afford $50,000 to hear what the candidate actually thinks. i came to the conclusion, i wanted to go live in full, you know, probably when most people are paying attention. i thought that was probably around the conventions,
.85 trillion off the deficit over the next decade. it does so by raising nearly $1 trillion in new tax revenue, by cutting tax expenditures, and closing loopholes in the tax code and cutting $733 billion in spending. the remainder of the package is made up of savings on interest payments. murray's budget includes $275 billion in some health care cuts, less than the $400 billion the president previously put on the table and what he talked about in the state of the union. it includes $240 billion in defense cuts. senate democrats also propose $100 billion on new stimulus spending on infrastructure projects. >>> the budget includes no change to social security. the president reportedly faced some skepticism yesterday when he spoke to senate democrats about potential plans to switch to a, quote, chained cpi, which could lower the rate at which social security benefits are increased and cut the cost of the program in the long run. this morning, the liberal "huffington post" has a banner headline quoting senator tom harkin. quote, he said he hopes we reach some grand bargain. but what is in that gra
in protecting himself or herself politically vote to raise taxes on those he represents? why? because they get to make more voters angry with them by cutting medicare, because they get their means tested? give me a break. so this odd republican out there is going to both raise taxes and make his somewhat better off voters pay more for health care? no way. we really don't need to get to the liberals, progressives, but just for the sake of candor, why on this god's earth would a good democrat need to cut or i don't get why people are talking about a deal, that no politician out there worried about his or her re-election or renomination would ever want to i can mmake. the truth of what i'm saying will shine through. and the sequester won't seem so bad after all. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, shame as it ever was. today, both governor romney and congressman ryan took the stage at the big conservative summit outside of washington. so did they talk about t
. the sequencing done right on this cut spending cuts and tax reform. things sound great and they're moving along now. but joe, as we talked about earlier, you're going to have reticent democrats. and even key congressional races who are going to slow down a bit and saying, look, i want immigration and guns dealt with, what are we doing about the economy and the budget, the debt, and tax reform? >> and this is, richard haas, you can only push people so far, i mean, not the republicans' best friend. this weekend said democrats you're about to lose me. i pay 40% federal, 15%. well, i hear we have it cued up. let's go. this is bill maher this weekend. >> -- actually do pay the freight in this country. i just saw the statistics, something like 70%. and here in california, i'm just going to say, liberals, you could actually lose me. it's outrageous what we're paying. over -- i'm willing to pay my share, but yeah, it's ridiculous. >> and not only that -- >> wow. >> people like bill maher pay 55% in california, people in new york pay over 50%. in new jersey, why is a republican sitting at 70% plus appro
unwillingness to raise taxes get in the way, then we're not going to be able to set differences aside. >> so they are trying to act inflexible and it seems that the president has held on to his guns. >> right, and two of those statements, the two statements john boehner made, aren't exactly true, to be very xartable about it. the president does care about fiscal balance. he's put a deal on the table. he just doesn't think we need to get there as quickly as the republicans claim we get there. and in terms of unlocking our energy, we are closer to energy independence than we've ever been. they may want to drill in places the president doesn't. but we're making a lot of progress on energy. i think eric cantor's statement put his finger on it. the republicans in the house in particular, and we're going to see how republicans in the senate do, that the republicans in the house are simply not willing to raise another penny in taxes from well-off people as part of the effort to balance the budget. in fact, the ryan budget cuts the top income tax rate from 39.6% to 25% without explaining all the mid
't love racing taxes just for the sake of raising taxes. we do so in the service of creating a fairer tax code, funding investments for the future and in the service of a balanced approach to deficit reduction. if you take out the deficit reduction concerns and lord knows that any sort of inve investment spending right now is not going to pass muster with the house republicans, you're left with the fairness motive. a more just system would certainly be nice, does it offset the injustice of cutting benefits to folks who rely on social security? to scuttle a brand bargain deal, though, democrats need some sort of political cover. hmm. if only some republican would put out a really toxic, extreme, ideological plan that democrats could point to as continuing republican intransigence, they could walk away with not political consequence. you know, i think i know just the guy. all right. that does it for us here at "the cycle." martin bashir, all yours. >>> good afternoon, it's thursday march the 14th. who needs compromise on capitol hill when cpac is just a few miles up the road? >> was there a
but kept the tax benefits to balance the budget, which isn't balanced. gives tax cuts to people that make a million dollars a year, cuts medicaid benefits, privatizes medicare benefits. this is crazy. the problem with paul ryan is people don't believe him any more, simply don't believe him. he may be another sarah palin, his day has come and gone. it is hard to take him seriously if you're a policy person. you can't be a successful conservative or successful liberal, the numbers have to work, you have to be taken seriously, you have to be truthful. that budget was a propaganda document, not a serious budget. i was very surprised at that. >> steve, what did you make of that, insofar as the ryan budget, over 40% of savings are based on repealing the president's health care law which is law of the land, being enacted in over 25 states. is he a serious political figure, a serious policy figure in republican circles? >> he is a serious political figure and a serious policy figure in the republican party, but the governor's criticism about the budget is spot on. its formulations are not based i
is where they can compromise on fundamental disagreements, including taxes. >> you know, again, if the president wants to let our unwillingness to raise taxes get in the way, then we're not going to be able to set differences aside and focus on what we agree on. and my takeaway was that. >> i thought that we had a very frank and candid exchange of ideas. and frankly, i think it was productive. we have a spending problem. we have to attack the spending. and the president understands, yeah, we've got some long-term spending that we need to deal with, but he's going to hold hostage the fact that he wants to raise taxes on the american people again. >> last night, the president addressed organizing for action, the group run by many of his former top operatives to help advance the president's agenda. the president downplayed his new efforts to work with members on the hill. >> over the last several weeks, the press here in washington's been reporting about obama's charm offensive. well, you know, the truth of the matter is, all i've been doing is just calling up folks and trying to
's earth why a republican want the interest of of protecting him or herself to vote on taxes? why? because they make more voters angry by cutting medicare. they get means tested? give me a break. so this odd republican will raise taxes and make his somewhat better off voters pay more for healthcare? no way. so we really don't have to even get to the democrats, liberals, progressive but for the sake of candor here, why, again, on this god's earth would a good democrat want to have his or her name on vote to either cut or means test medicare so that they could then go and raise taxes? i just don't get why people keep talking about a deal. that no politician out there worried about his or her reelection or renomination would ever want to make. watch. it will take a few weeks, maybe a month or two on the truth on what i'm saying will shine through. and the sequester won't seem so bad after all. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts now. >> good evening americans. welcome to "the ed show" from new york. tonight, for the first time anywhere
responsibility as opposed to the republican plan which provides another tax break wind fall to very wealthy people at the end of everybody else. the expense of the middle class, the expense of commitments to seniors. so our focus right now is to number one, do no harm to the economy. number two, invest in a jobs plan that will help put people back to work. whether building roads or bridges or infrastructure or other things important to our economy. >> why will it take until 2040 to balance the budget under your plan? >> well, if you actually look at the past 40 years, we've only had four balanced budgets. those were during the clinton years and once leaning over to the bush years and then they squandered that balance. so the reason we do that is our focus is on jobs, craig. our focus is on meeting our commitments to seniors. we will not balance the budget on the backs of our kids' education or on the backs of our commitments to seniors. whether it is under medicare or medicaid. what we do is immediately begin to reduce the deficit so they're growing much slower than the economy. which is th
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spending can create jobs, but house republicans seem more interested in cutting taxes than listening to what the american people actually might want, as a reminder, the paul ryan budget cut spending, and offense no new revenues, with six budgets on the table, what is the road ahead? joining us now is doug lulls holtz-aiken, the former director of the congressional budget office. also the chief economist of the president's council of the economic advisers until president george w. bush. >> great to be here. >> and budget season no less. >> the thought in washington. >> you wrote it's like the super bowl for budget wonks and those who love them. >> just besides myself. >> i feel like we're going to have differing viewpoints here. >> shocking. >> i feel like you are not a fan of the murray budget, but whether or not you like it, she does offer both spending cuts and revenue. may not as much in spending cuts as republicans would like, but it seems like democrats are more open to compromise than republicans when it comes to the basic issue of spending and cuts. do you disagree with that?
. we don't believe that we ought to be raising taxes on middle income americans, which is exactly what the ryan budget will do. if you are going to sort the voucherize medicare, and then say to them with this voucher, you shop around, but then i've got to make up the difference with the insurance, then that's raising taxes on people who are on medicare. at the same time, you cutting taxes to people in the upper income categories. then we want a block grant, medicaid. that means that there are seniors who will find themselves being shopped around from state to state to find which nursing home will be able to take them. that is the kind of stuff that we ought not have. we ought to have a national medicaid program, a national medicare program, and it should be a guarantee. it should not be a voucher to shop around to insurance companies. >>> but congressman, there's going to have to be compromise before anything gets done. from the president's vision, if there is to be another grand bargain, it would require changes on entitlements. are you and the other members of the democratic caucus w
taxes, do they believe that the democrats will just cave with no compromise? >> alex, you may know i was one of the few republicans who was saying that we a bit more revenue, but also through tax reform. i made that case all the way up to the fall. and when begot up to the fiscal cliff, i was hoping that the agreement would incorporate spending reductions as well. it was $73 billion of increased taxes. so i voted no for it. i'm really asking me democratic colleagues to help us address spending, our budget goes up by about 3.45%. both of them go up, it's just that the democrats are going up really far higher. >> but representative ridgeal, are there others who are like minded like you in the party? how many? >> but there are some, but i do want to make the point who are that it truly is spending that's driving this train and i was very disappointed in our president when after the election, he put it this way, he said we need to begin to take a look at how we reform titlements. this was after he had been in the office for four years and i had an opportunity to speak with the president
forward with a plan that gives the biggest tax rate in the world to the richest. paying for it with huge slashes in programs for middle class working people and the poor. call it ryan shrugged. it kills the president's health care plan outright in its crib. dumps medicare for a cheapskate voucher scheme. and offloads medicaid on to the states and steals from the ordinary people, that old 47%, and gives a bundle to the elite at the top. why is ryan doing this? you just have to ask, why after getting beaten and rejected in the presidential election last november is the vice presidential candidate coming out here trying to etch-a-sketch the whole thing, pretend the election never happened? tell me, where's ryan express, taking the republican party further off the cliff? if he's giving up -- what's he doing? giving us a souvenir roadmap of where they all went wrong? in a moment we'll be joined by congresswoman debbie wasserman-schultz. with us now, "washington post's" ezra klein and msnbc political analyst. thank you, ezra. i want to get to the basics. the boxcar information here. why in the
-income families, while lowering taxes for the wealthiest people at a time which wl the rich are doing phenomenally well. one out of four major corporations is paying nothing in taxes. my hope is that we can in fact develop a strong budget which is based on revenue and judicious cut cuts. >> when i see her saying she is open to chain cpi, if she, obama, republican leaders get to a deal, it will include chain cpi or something along those lines. would you as a senator, if that becomes the deal that they all work out, would you use the power of filibuster, do you feel strongly enough to stop anything that touches entitlements? >> i don't want to speculate on a line athletic cal. the so called chain cpi would mean if you're 65 years of old, by the time you're 75, you'll get $650 less than you would have gotten. by the time you're 85, $1,000 a year less. if you're a senior citizen in the state of vermont trying to live on $15,000 a year, that's a devastating cut. let me say as chairman of the senate veteran committee, this will mean devastating cuts for disabled veterans fork widows who lost their husba
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to panic about a possible tax, they try to withdraw their funds you could see big problems for european banks. >> maybe this might help in a small way. talk about a billion-dollar business and that's college ball. >> that's exactly right. total ad revenue for the tournament surpassing $1 billion in 2012. making it larger than any other professional post-season championship. . that's according to cantor media. costing $1.4 million this year. spam posting a video with sir camelot screaming that he can't get over the madness of march. i'm not sure what to say. >> i'm going to put my money down on cal. jackie deangelis, thank you. >>> consumers are generally satisfied with their shopping experiences. here are the retailers with the worst customer service according to the american consumer satisfaction index. number five, sears. cvs. safeway. number two, netflix, and walmart, the lowest rated store in the subject since 2007. ♪ no two people have the same financial goals. pnc works with you to understand yours and help plan for your retirement. visit a branch or call now for your personal r
taxes. my discussion to lower taxes is not appealing to them. i'm not going to draw them into my campaign like those in the middle. >> mr. romney, at that point wants you to put out the full tape. what is your response to that? >> let's do it. i was on the phone with david at the time. i asked him to blur out everyone else in the room. i only wanted romney to be seen. i really only wanted romney's voice to be heard, too. in a way, i felt it wasn't fair to the people in the room. i only wanted his voice, but he came out and did this press conference. frankly, my reaction, it looks like he's a broken man. that was my impression. his hair was a mess. his face contorted. he's as stressed as you can be. he doubled down on it. he said it's a message i'm going to continue to take forward. he didn't back up from it at all. then he did. he specifically asked that i release the whole thing, called it a snippet insinuating it was taken out of context. so, at that point, if he asked for it, i decided i would give it to him and said david, go for it. >> it was a motivator for you? >> yeah. >>
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